2016 Convention

2016 Convention Packet

The Letter of Invitation (found in the packet as well) can be seen below:

Salvete, Omnes!

On behalf of the New Mexico Junior Classical League, I would like to invite you to this year’s state convention.  Whether this is your first convention or you have been with us from the very beginning, we hope you will join us for a day filled with fun and games designed to celebrate the classics. Membership in the NMJCL or NJCL is encouraged, but not required to partake in convention. To learn more or register as a member of the NMJCL or NJCL please visit our website, www.nmjcl.org.

This year’s theme is Perseus, and the quote “Per Aspera Ad Astra”. We hope to see many new and old attendees at this year’s convention. For a complete description of all the events that will be offered please see the Activities Section of the packet. The Convention will be held at Albuquerque Academy on Saturday April 23rd  from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. All activities will be open to all students grades 6th-12th in a competitive yet fun environment. Prizes will be awarded for many of the events. Below is a schedule of the events to be held at this years convention.


9:00- Sign in and Icebreaker

10:00- Welcome and Opening

10:30- Costume Contest Parade and Snack

11:00- Student Testing and Sponsors Meeting

12:00-Dramatic Interpretation and Open Certamen

1:00- Lunch

1:30- Election Speeches and Voting

2:00- Ludi and Competitive Certamen 

3:00- Colloquia

4:00- Awards and Election Announcements

The NMJCL will be providing lunch. We encourage all chapters to consider bringing something for our dessert potluck. If you are participating in the potluck we ask that you please list any ingredients such as dairy, gluten or nuts that could cause allergies.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Aline Webb

President, New Mexico Junior Classical League

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